The Firing Line Forums

Go Back   The Firing Line Forums > The Skunkworks > The Smithy

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old November 20, 2009, 05:31 PM   #1
Junior Member
Join Date: June 22, 2006
Posts: 1
TC Encore Iron Sight Removal

I recently purchased a TC Encore 12 SS revolver barrel. It has iron sights which I'd like to remove in order to install a dot reticle sight. Can someone tell me how to remove the adjustable rear sight without damaging it? I think that the front sight can be removed with a brass drift pin and hammer, but I'm not sure about the rear sight. Thanks for any help.
blackhawk5 is offline  
Old November 20, 2009, 05:49 PM   #2
Senior Member
Join Date: November 17, 2008
Location: gulf of mexico
Posts: 2,716
most t/c sights are screw on base.
There is only one tactical principle which is not subject to change. It is to use the means at hand to inflict the maximum amount of wound, death, and destruction on the enemy in the minimum amount of time."
troy_mclure is offline  
Old November 20, 2009, 06:30 PM   #3
Senior Member
Join Date: November 20, 2007
Location: South Western OK
Posts: 2,486
Hold down on the elevator with a finger. You can feel the resistance of the spring. You do not want this spring to go flying and be lost. While continuing to hold the elevator down, turn the elevation screw counter-clockwise (UP) until the screw comes out of the sight base. When the screw is out all the way the elevator is released. Flip the elevator over and remove the two screws from the sight base.
thallub is offline  
Old November 22, 2009, 09:05 AM   #4
Senior Member
Join Date: February 3, 2007
Location: NE Ohio
Posts: 257
I'm more interested in his "revolver barrel" I'd like to have one of those for my Encore! Sorry, I had to kid you on that one.
buymore is offline  
Old November 24, 2009, 08:36 PM   #5
Senior Member
Join Date: September 19, 2008
Posts: 4,678
FWIW - EVERY factory-fresh T/C that I've had to remove the sights on, since 1968, must have had the screws driven in with a power driver or Godzilla - because they were a real PITA to break loose.

I had to do them via clamping the gun in a machinist's vise, while a hex-shank driver bit was forced down in a drill press with a wrench turning the driver bit at the same time.

PetahW is offline  

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:59 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
This site and contents, including all posts, Copyright © 1998-2017 S.W.A.T. Magazine
Copyright Complaints: Please direct DMCA Takedown Notices to the registered agent:
Contact Us
Page generated in 0.05008 seconds with 7 queries